Harpal Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 1, 1992 and July 31, 1992

Male, age 46-47

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Unemployed

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Harpal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 1, 1992 and July 31,  1992, in Samundgarh, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 6-7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between July 1, 1992 and July 31, 1992

Place of abduction

Village drain

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between July 1, 1992 and July 31, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in well/drain

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Bahadur Singh, Sepoy, Samundgarh

Baba Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Samundgarh

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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